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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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Address: Lower Winstone Farm St. Johns Road | Wroxall, Ventnor PO38 3AA, England
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+44 1983 852692
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Delicious cream tea

We visited the Donkey Sanctuary on Mother's Day and had a delicious cream tea. The scones were freshly made and with the cream and jam they were devine. So much so we ordered... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Donkey Sanctuary on Mother's Day and had a delicious cream tea. The scones were freshly made and with the cream and jam they were devine. So much so we ordered another round of scones! We have visited many times and each time the staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful. We were so sad about Poppy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely place to visit to see well looked after donkeys in a clean and tidy environment, With a little tea rooms and gift shop.

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Thank Si B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped in here on Mother's day before heading back home to the mainland. Entrance is free, with an option to donate (we popped in £10), then you can wander round and see lots of Donkeys! The donkeys themselves are mostly really friendly and come to be petted by you. You can also groom a donkey, which costs £5, and my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

FANTASTIC FOR FREE!!! Me and my boyfriend went here on the 24/03/17 for an afternoon out and it was fantastic the donkey and horses were so friendly they had lots of space to roam about but they still come over to see you. They loved the attention which was lovely to see, they was looked after so nice! The shop... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a half day donkey experience Saturday afternoon. The weather was cold and windy but the welcome was warm and friendly. The two volunteers Emily and Sandy who were our hosts for the afternoon made it a very enjoyable time, It showed us how hard everybody works there and how much they love the animals they care for. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can;t believe people have the audacity to say this place is terrible or disappointing, REALLY PEOPLE!! My Grandmother always visited the donkey sanctuary every time she came to the island and loved it and said that the work being done to help the donkeys was amazing and i fully believed her. the place is working only from donations, it's... More 

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Thank Emma S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Donkey Sanctuary is exactly that. It's free entry, and you can drop a donation in the box if you want to but there's no pressure at all from the friendly, helpful staff. It was obvious that the staff are totally dedicated to the centre and its animals, and even being no donkey expert it looks like the residents have... More 

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Thank Martin D
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this place, would totally recommend if you like donkeys and want some peaceful time, lovely little cafe and shop, can also take a picnic as tables outside, friendly staff, plenty of parking and free of charge, all they ask for is a little donation if you can spare it towards the donkeys upkeep. Can also adopt a donkey... More 

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Thank bevandmike
Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place to visit and see the over 90 donkeys that have been taken in by this non-profit organization. They care for old and young donkeys who have been abandoned or lost their homes with care and feeding, veterinary visits, even deathbed vigils. Some donkeys are 40+ years old! The staff was very informative and friendly, as... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry to this wonderful donkey sanctuary extremely well cared for animals lovely staff very nice gift shop and cafe. Clean toilets large car park.

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